Upcoming workshops in October 2015
The complete toolset for devising behaviour change projects + plus innovation skills, buzzmaking, and, for the first time, a systems thinking palette for sustained change. Really engage your community in change.
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New resources for change makers
The interventionists' first tool
Mismatching the style of intervention and the situation you face is the cause of failure, waste and, sometimes, catastrophe. Which class of intervention matches your situation?
Situation Diagnosis Tool.
Introduction to The Diffusion of Innovations
Buzz, the bell curve, and design that aids the spread of new behaviours: all explained in this webinar presented by Les Robinson.
Introduction to The Diffusion of Innovations.
Outcomes, objectives, blah blah...
The terminology of project design is life-drainingly managerial and colourless. Here is a suite of more self-explanatory terms.
The language of project design.
"Seriously, friends, we need to talk."
There's a problem with the way we design change projects: "Change Project Management 101" is holding us back. There's a better way.
Why "Surprise yourself!" is the missing magic.
Comfy Zone Diagnostic Tool
Decisions, decisions, and so much to think about! This simple tool reminds project designers about the full range of behaviour change strategies available to them and when they should be used.
Download the tool (152k PDF).
Les explains the key ideas in Changeology
in this succinct interview with Rob Hopkins of the UK Transition Network.
Les shows how to use the awesome "If not, then what?" method
It's a way to generate a host of convention-busting ideas amazingly quickly. From the fun session at the North East Landcare Forum 2013.
Here are 18 ways to change any system, with strategies ranging from weak to strong, inspired by the work of Donella Meadows.
18 Leverage Points.
Expand your mind with Changeology ideas, resources, and real life case studies on Les's BLOG and
Real-time project-based coaching
Change the world in your own time, with Les Robinson as your friendly coach, using the complete Changeology SELF-DRIVE online project development toolset.
Most read articles
The problem with Social Marketing - why you can't sell change like soap
This paper presents a critique of Social Marketing. Why the answer to "wicked" problems requires different approaches. The paper. (140k PDF)
Enabling Change: the process and the theory
Here is the step-by-step methodology and the theoretical background to the Enabling Change method of program design.
The Enabling Change process (260k PDF)
5 Doors Theory (147k PDF). 5 Doors diagram (12k PDF).
Introduction to the Diffusion of Innovations
A succinct introduction to the model of change that focuses on innovation design, viral communications, and satisfying the needs of users. Download (259k PDF)
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